Though the storm was tough on weekend boaters, the clearing northwester should set up surfcasters with clear waters and fishable waves. It will be cold, but NJ anglers will have the wind at their backs as they make long casts.

Boaters may take another day off Sunday as the forecast is for northwest at 20-25 knots with gusts to 30 — and 4-6-foot seas. Be sure to check with skippers before coming down. Capt. Ron Santee Jr. said his Friday fishing report from the Fishermen out of Atlantic Highlands was like a broken record as it was once again a red hot bite with the smallest bass so far at 15 inches up to a 33 1/2-incher. One angler ended up with a two-day total of 108 stripers. However, Santee won’t sail on Sunday due to the forecast that will result in nasty fishing conditions.


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